25 July 2014

Doctor Stranger Review

Title: Doctor Stranger
AKA: Doctor Foreigner / Dr. Stranger
Genre: Medical, Melodrama, Romance, Action, Thriller
Episodes: 20
Broadcast period: 2014-May to 2014-Jul
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Jin Se Yun, Park Hae Jin and Kang So Ra.

When the war between the North and the South in 1994 was at it eruption, Park Hoon and his father, a brilliant cardiologist, are sent out to the North in order to save the North Korean president. After successfully preventing the war, both Hoon and his father are betrayed by the South and are made North Koreans. Years later Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) is a med student about to get married to his girlfriend Song Jae Hee (Jin Se Yun), but his life is turned upside down when she is imprisoned for treachery. Things run out of hand and Hoon loses not only Jae Hee but also his father.
Later he defects to South Korea, but is unable to stay in business due to his background. Though he saves a patient at Myung Woo Hospital and is offered a job, the moment it is found out that he is from the North he is discriminated by the thoracic unit, led by Han Jae Joon (Park Hae Jin) and Oh Soo Hyun (Kang So Ra), and unwanted even if his skills are marvelous. After hearing rumors that Jae Hee is alive he decides to scramble money in order to get her back from the north. But after seeing someone who looks exactly like Jae Hee at Myung Woo Hospital he is determined to stay there, even with the everyone against him…

Hmm… First of all: Oh my God!! Second of all: What the hell!? And lastly: No why?! That pretty summed up my entire reaction pool. Or rather those were words on repeat. I don’t even know where to start. Like this is a train wreck of emotions, and they really shake you up and spit you out. Okay, weird way of putting it, but North vs. South dramas really drain me out, and adding life and death, and lovestories in it makes it more drainy. Also they HAD to add a revenge story, and a story about bastard children (sorry for my use of words). Like mixing all that gives you a good story, but emotionally destroyed audience. Or at least my emotions were so ridiculous I had to take breaks from watching this.
Actingwise, as Jenji told me, Jong Suk is at his best. The rest are good too, but he delivers what we want, and that is him and cuteness. Lol.
Okay, in order to calm down and to give you my verdict, I say that the drama is a good watch, but be prepared for crying and headaches.

☆☆☆☆/ 4 out of 5 stars

/ 4 out of 5 hearts

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